by Wendy C. Hamblet, Conceiving Evil Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Conceiving Evil books, What is it that permits us to see others as 'evil'? This book argues that it's our epistemological framework, which also resituates our own moral compass and reframes our moral world such that we can justify performing violent deeds, which we would readily demonize in others, as the heroics of eradicating evil. When conflict is understood positively as the confrontation of differences, an unavoidable and indeed desirable consequence of the rich tapestry of earthly life, then a discussion can open as to how to navigate the countless confrontations of difference in the most skillful way. Through this lens, violence comes into view as the least skillful means of responding to, and working with, difference, since violence tends to 'rebound' and leaves both victims and perpetrators worse off—shameful and vengeful. Philosopher Wendy C. Hamblet argues that the radically polarized and oversimplified worldview that sorts the phenomena of the world into 'good guys' and 'evil others' is a framework as old as human community itself, and one that undermines people's own moral infrastructure, permitting them to take up the very acts that they would readily demonize as 'evil' in others. One's own violent responses to the human condition come to be reframed from unskillful and undesirable actions to valiant heroic reactions. In short, those who see 'evil' in others are far more likely to do 'evil,' resorting to the least skillful means for navigating difference—violence. In theory, violence is demonized as 'evil' in popular and criminological discourse and calls forth 'rebounding' like responses in the form of acts of vengeance in individuals and punitive responses in state institutions. However, punishment is itself defined as an 'evil' inflicted by a legitimate authority upon a wrongdoer in compensation for a wrong done. This leads to the conundrum that the state, as much as the vigilante, must necessarily undermine its own legitimacy by taking up the very acts that it deems as evil in its enemies and punishes in its deviant citizens. By reframing conflict positively, Hamblet introduces a new way of thinking about difference that allows the reader to appreciate (rather than tolerate) difference as a desirable feature of a multicultural, multi-religioned, multi-gendered world. This resituates the discussion of conflict such that conflict response styles can be viewed as more and less skillful means of navigating impasses in a world of differences.
by Kathy Lynn Blaylock, Conceiving Evil Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Conceiving Evil books, John Tyler is the human form of an ancient demon who walks among them. He has but one desire: to devour the human race. You can run, girls, and you can scream. However, there is no place to hide, and no one to hear you. To his will, you will bend, or you will break. However, make no mistake. His evil will be conceived! Martha Jane Bishops family is murdered and her innocence is taken during an ancient ritual and conception ceremony, which allows the demon to take possession of the unborn childs human soul. However, his plan has a flaw, and a second seed was planted. The birth and battle of good and evil would come to pass. It will no longer matter who is victorious! The human race can do nothing but pray, pray that somewhere, somehow good survives!
by Mark Hocknull, Pannenberg On Evil Love And God Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Pannenberg On Evil Love And God books, Pannenberg on Evil, Love and God examines a much-neglected aspect of the theological thought of one of the most original contemporary German theologians, Wolfhart Pannenberg: his theological and philosophical understanding of evil and its relationship to the love of God. The book seeks to correct a widely held misconception that in his theology, Pannenberg has neglected the darker side of the world, concentrating instead on an optimistic picture of the future. This book argues that questions of evil hold a central place throughout Pannenberg’s writing and seeks to draw out the implications of his wrestling with these issues. The Introduction sets the scene by considering the nature of the question of evil and argues that a theological response must be made as part of a global view of the world and not in isolation from other themes. The succeeding chapters develop this theme through a reading of Pannenberg’s theology.
by Raimond Gaita, Good And Evil Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Good And Evil books, In "Good and Evil," Gaita draws moral philosophy away from the academic study of ethics and considers instead how real people actually think, talk and feel about morality. He explores our ideas of good and evil, and their link to our respect for human beings and the "preciousness" of each individual.
by Pierre Bettez Gravel, The Malevolent Eye Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Malevolent Eye books, The Evil Eye is one of the most wide-ranging systems of beliefs in the world and in history. It is more widespread than the belief in one God. Yet it is misunderstood and remains rather puzzling and mysterious. An explanation of its origins is given here by focusing on the meaning of the eye-as-symbol rather than on defining the Evil Eye as a problem of vision and gaze. As symbol, it is presumed to have its roots in pervasive fertility rituals dating back to prehistory. The very idea of fertility is the beginning and the end of survival in all subsistence societies. This pervasive obsession with production and reproduction, not only characterized prehistory and the preindustrial world, but has persisted with important modifications, into the world of money markets, while at the same time retaining the ancient symbols. The eye is one such symbol.
by Scott Davidson, A Companion To Ricoeur S The Symbolism Of Evil Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Companion To Ricoeur S The Symbolism Of Evil books, Paul Ricoeur's most widely read book, The Symbolism of Evil, examines the structure of a will that has succumbed to evil and discloses its meaning through a study of symbols and myths. This edited collection explores a wide range of themes that resonate with topics in contemporary philosophy and religion.--Richard Kearney, Boston College
by Isaac C. Eboji, Deliverance Prayer Strategy Deliver Us From Evil Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Deliverance Prayer Strategy Deliver Us From Evil books, Spiritual affliction, oppression and torment are manifestly evil and an unwelcome reality suffered by Christians and non-Christians alike. This book is developed for those who desire to understand the biblical principles underpinning deliverance, with specific relevance and application to the context of the Gospel. It explore the role of evil in creating victims of spiritual conflicts, while addressing the art of locating with the view to engaging and dislocating the works of evil; in accordance with the mandate of the Gospel of the LORD Jesus Christ.
by Hans Bernhard Schmid, Evil In Joint Action Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Evil In Joint Action books, Joining insights from social science and philosophy, this book offers a nuanced view on the discourse of evil, which has been on the rise in the West in recent years. Exploring the famous ‘Pear Theft’ episode in St Augustine’s Confessions, it looks beyond the theological implications of the event to focus instead on the secular insights that it offers when the event is placed in the context of social thought. With attention to Augustine’s lengthy reflections on a seemingly marginal episode, the author contends that it is possible to discern the elements of a convincing account of intentional evil action, the Pear Theft representing a case of joint radical improvisation that lacks collective deliberation. As such, a new perspective emerges on familiar and more intuitive forms of evil in joint action that involve group identification and institutional action. Evil in Joint Action will appeal to scholars of sociology, social theory and philosophy with interests in ethics, collective action and concepts of evil.
by R. Jeffery, Confronting Evil In International Relations Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Confronting Evil In International Relations books, This book offers original essays on the subject of evil in international relations. It considers questions of moral agency associated with the perpetration of evil acts by individuals and groups in the international sphere, and the range of ethical responses the international community has available to it in the aftermath of large-scale evils.